Technology Version Changes
We’re often brought in on projects to perform data migrations when there is a version change for a technology. An example of this is the version change from Drupal 7 to 8. In these situations, our developers work with the provided migration tools to make adjustments and additions based on your data. This way, your data remains intact and reliable between version changes.
Data migration is often needed when an API changes or adds features. In these situations, we leverage industry recognized tools to record the changes to database structure, profile your existing data as needed, and write field level ETL (Extract Transform Load) procedures as needed.
Moving to New Technology
Of course, migrations are needed when changing database technology. In situations where one database technology is either replaced or supplemented with another, Savas developers aim to understand how to translate data models from one technology into another and write ETL procedures. These can be run once, in the case of replacements, or repeatedly as data is added in the case of additional database layers.